|They will regret this.|
The show had a high body count, killing off both the gang member antagonists from the pilot to set up the series’ primary villain, Tobias Whale. IN a different kind of body count, we also learn that the series is staying close to the comics by keeping Anissa Pierce, the incipient Thunder, a lesbian. and they’re playing it very normally, which is nice. It’s not an Issue.
The show continues to feel very inspired by the Netflix Marvel shows, in a good way - there’s a stairwell fight that’s much more Netflixy than it is CW, albeit with more edits. The music cues continue, with some new music even being written for / about the show. The tailor buddy is still a sticking point, but a bit less so. It’s interesting / odd setting him and Pierce’s ex-wife up as the opposing arguments about whether Black Lightning should be a hero or not, but since the show’s called Black Lightning and they spent a lot of money on the costume, it does mean Old White Guy is gonna be the one whos’ right probably.
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